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How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

Worried about your ISP? Is someone on your coffee shop’s Wi-Fi? Or is Joe A Hacker bugging your internet? A virtual private network (VPN) can help protect your privacy. VPNs, like ZenMate, will protect your internet privacy from your ISP and any other would-be snoopers. A VPN uses encryption technologies, ...

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Microsoft adds new calling features to Skype for Business

Microsoft Microsoft is adding two new calling features to Skype for Business Cloud PBX. The company is adding an Auto Attendant feature, providing an automated answering and call routing; plus a Call Queues capability, which allows incoming calls to be routed to the next available live attendant in the order ...

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Slow Wi-Fi? This new crazy-fast infrared network cracks 40Gbps

The researchers expect their fiber-radio hybrid network to increase available wireless bandwidth by several orders of magnitude. Source: Eindhoven University of Technology To escape the constraints of radio for Wi-Fi transmission in the home, researchers have turned to infrared to create a new system that exceeds 40Gbps capacity, which you ...

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The great instant-messaging foul-up

Recently, the open-source multi-instant messaging (IM) program Pidgin was updated to version 2.12.0. That’s the good news. It’s a very useful program if you work with people using multiple IM services. The bad news is that its developers couldn’t add support to newer IM platforms, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, ...

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